College of Fine and Applied Arts Information Session
Join FAA administration for an on-campus information session and get a closer look at the College of Fine and Applied Arts, which houses Architecture, Art and Design, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Sustainable Design, Theatre, and Urban Planning. Don’t forget to sign up for the UIUC Experience and Campus Tour in addition to this information session.
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)
- Friday, September 1
- Friday, September 8
- Friday, September 22
- Friday, September 29
- Friday, October 13
- Friday, October 27
- Friday, November 3
- Friday, November 10
- Friday, November 17
- Friday, December 1
Orange and Blue Days
These large, daylong University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign events are held each fall and spring. You’ll begin your visit with a presentation about life on campus, followed by a Q&A session with current students. Next, you’ll hear about housing and financial aid. After breaking for lunch, you’ll have the chance to attend an information session with the College of Fine and Applied Arts. You then can visit the unit of your choice (Architecture, Art and Design, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Sustainable Design, Theatre, or Urban Planning).
Friday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. (CDT)
Join us at IlliniFest on Saturday, October 14, for our biggest open house of the year. With tours, presentations and panels, resource fairs, and more happening across campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can explore everything Illinois offers entirely on your own schedule. This one-time event will allow you to fully experience life at Illinois through unique programming. The College of Fine and Arts will offer information sessions throughout the day, tours of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and more activities. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CDT)
School of Music Tour
Join the School of Music for a tour of the facilities and hear more about ensembles, classes, and degree programs. Tours are available Monday–Thursday, excluding campus holidays. Select Friday tours are also available.
School of Architecture Visit and Tour
Join the School of Architecture for a tour of the facilities (including studios) and learn more about degree programs and classes. Tours are available on select Mondays.
Sustainable Design Information Session (Virtual)
Learn more about the major and ask any questions you may have. Join us on Zoom for a live session.
- Wednesday, November 15, 12:00–12:30 p.m. (CST)
- Friday, December 8, 3:00–3:30 p.m. (CST)
Art and Design Information Session (Virtual)
These information sessions will include details about the admissions procedure (including the portfolio requirement) and the different majors and minors offered in the School of Art and Design. Each small session will have time for questions.
Overview of the College (Virtual)
Whether you are interested in environmental design, the performing arts, or the visual arts, helping you follow your passion is what the College of Fine and Applied Arts does best. Join us for an overview and application information session with the admissions team.
7:00–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)
- Monday, September 11
- Monday, October 9
- Monday, November 13
- Monday, December 11
Art and Design Portfolio Tips Presentation (Virtual)
Learn the best practices for putting together an art and design portfolio. We will show you real examples of portfolio work and offer tips to make your portfolio stronger for admission to the School of Art and Design.
7:00–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)
- Tuesday, September 12
- Tuesday, October 10
- Tuesday, November 14
- Tuesday, December 12
Performing Arts Talent Submission Tips (Virtual)
Are you interested in applying for admission to a performing arts program in dance, music, or theatre at Illinois? Join us for this special presentation to get audition, interview, and portfolio tips.
7:00–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)
- Wednesday, September 13
- Wednesday, October 11
- Wednesday, November 15
- Wednesday, December 13
Other College of Fine and Applied Arts Meetings
If you are interested in Dance, Landscape Architecture, Theatre, or Urban Planning programs and would like to set up an informational meeting with an advisor, please email email@example.com. We will be happy to arrange a one-on-one virtual informational meeting with you.
Talent Requirement Events: Art and Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre
Applicants to the Department of Dance, Department of Theatre, School of Art and Design, and School of Music must fulfill talent requirements to complete the application process. School of Art and Design applicants will upload their portfolios to our submission portal. For all performing arts applicants (dance, music, and theatre majors), we will host on-campus audition events, attend festivals/events, and allow virtual auditions for those unable to audition in person. Each performing arts major has specific requirements for auditions, interviews, or portfolios.
Head to our application information to get details on upcoming audition events.
UIUC Experience and Campus Tour
Visit the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during daily information sessions and take tours with admissions counselors. If you schedule a campus event on a day that also offers an FAA information session, you can hear from representatives from our college. Check out all the options to visit campus in person or virtually or try other ways to explore the university.